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The Ford Focus Wagon 1.5 EcoBlue 120 aut. and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 550 kg is a perfect match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
7th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

34%

550 kg 1604 kg
50 kg


Score 15.9


58%

Good

  • Car is relatively heavy compared to caravan
  • Higher speeds are safely possible
  • Hill starts
  • More flexibility in payload
  • Higher revs uphill not necessary

Bad

  • No salient features


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Verdict

The Ford Focus Wagon 1.5 EcoBlue 120 aut. and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 550 kg is an excellent combination for all journeys on all kinds of roads.

Weight

The chance of snaking is small even at higher speeds.

Flat roads

The performances of the engine of this outfit are in general very good. Under most conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 7th gear. In that case the engine runs approximately 1900 rpm. Maybe the engine is not running smoothly at low revs so it is better to shiftdown to the 6th gear, the engine runs in that case 2500 rpm (witch is maybe more noisily than usually accustomed). In a headwind or for example on a crossover there is no need to downshift immediately.

Mountains

On most motorways inclines (1:20) driving is easily possible in the 6th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 63 mph but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 5th gear). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 59%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 47% not to drive.

Results

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Weight
Towing limit
1400 kg
Weight ratio
34%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(550 kg / 1604 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
90 kg
Advise
50 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
15.9
Infuence pay load
10%
Flat roads
Top speed
78 mph (6th gear)
At headwind
72 mph
Speed in practice
69 mph (7th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
10.2 sec. - (max. 15.3 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
4.7 sec. - (max. 10.6 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
3th gear: 5 sec. (max. 4.5 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (8th) gear
of limited use (1557 rpm, 96% gas)
Gears in practice
7th gear
6th gear
Revs at 60 mph
1885
2523
Percentage between accelerator
71% - 80%
54% - 60%
Power needed at 60 mph 1562 N
over: 764 N
over: 1490 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
63 mph
In the
6th gear
Revs
2681
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
7 sec. - (max. 8.5 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
6th gear
5th gear
By revs
2103
3040
Percentage accelerator
78%
59%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
56.6% - 61.2%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
5 mph - (9 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
56%
Maximum speed on 1:8
48 mph in the 5th gear

 

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Car
Ford Focus Wagon 1.5 EcoBlue 120 aut.
Year
July 2018 - up to now
Power
kW (120 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
automatic with 8 gears and torque converter
Towing limit
kg (towball limit kg)
Caravan
Caravan as an example
Empty weight
kg Payload kg
MTPLM
kg
Height:
m. (8'5")
Overall width:
m. (7'7")
Overall body lenght:
m. (16'9")
Shipping length:
m. (20'10")
Actual gross train weight
2154 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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